The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter has been voted Van of the Year at the annual Export & Freight Transport & Logistics Awards.
The award, sponsored by Simplicity Group, was presented at a glittering ceremony at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast which was attended by around 700 guests from all sectors of the transport and logistics industry. The award was handed over by Harry Girvan, Managing Director, Simplicity Group.
Organised by the Hillsborough based publishers of Export & Freight magazine, 4SM (NI) Ltd, the event, now in its 17th year, is Ireland’s premier platform of recognition for those operating in the industry; it celebrates all the hard work, determination, and ongoing investment that make the industry what it is today.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 LWB beat off stiff competition from five other leading manufacturers to pick up this prestigious award.
The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 316 LWB bristles with new technology and equipment never before incorporated in a commercial vehicle, including a powerful suite of standard features such as Active Brake Assist, Crosswind and Collision Prevention Assist, Blind Spot and Lane Keeping Assist, as well as a reassuring alarm, double lock and visible VIN.
It also features state-of-the-art MBUX technology and is fitted as standard with a high resolution 7-inch touchscreen, offering intuitive touch control and enables Mercedes PRO connect services; it has been described in some quarters as ‘the most intelligent and powerfully connected van the world has ever seen’.